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Trio charged in Roanoke Rapids Subway robbery

Posted November 11, 2012 5:03 p.m. EST

— Two men have been arrested and a woman is wanted in connection with October robbery of a Subway restaurant in Roanoke Rapids, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Hakeem Cotton, 24, of Weldon, and Devonte Blount, 19, of Roanoke Rapids, were arrested Friday on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felony conspiracy in connection the Oct.28 robbery of the Subway on West 10th Street. Both suspects were placed in the Halifax County jail under separate $60,000 bonds and scheduled to appear in court Dec. 19.

Tasha Caine, 22, of Enfield, is wanted on one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon. Investigators are also trying to identify a third man involved in the robbery.

Roanoke Rapids police are also investigating Cotton and Blount in connection with a Sept. 29 armed robbery.

Cotton was released from prison in May after serving more than four years for a weapons charge and probation violations, according to state Division of Adult Corrections records. He has eight convictions, including four for common-law robbery and one each for possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor breaking-and-entering.